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21st Nov '16 8:38:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''PennyAndAggie'', the ambitious, slick, social-climbing Stan wins the election for class president (important to him for his college applications), but at the cost of the only serious relationship he'd ever had. When Aggie tells him he'd better be ready to face the consquences of choosing "power over love and friendship," he responds sadly, "I kinda have to be...don't I?"
* In ''AMiracleOfScience'', [[MadScientist Mad Scientists]] are seemingly asked this a lot. In a [[EvilGloating less-than-coherent explanation to his girlfriend]], Dr. Haas quotes from the Bible passage above: "What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Well, he [[ComicallyMissingthePoint profits by]] [[WorthIt the entire world]], [[SanitySlippage for starters]]."

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* In ''PennyAndAggie'', ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'', the ambitious, slick, social-climbing Stan wins the election for class president (important to him for his college applications), but at the cost of the only serious relationship he'd ever had. When Aggie tells him he'd better be ready to face the consquences of choosing "power over love and friendship," he responds sadly, "I kinda have to be...don't I?"
* In ''AMiracleOfScience'', ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'', [[MadScientist Mad Scientists]] are seemingly asked this a lot. In a [[EvilGloating less-than-coherent explanation to his girlfriend]], Dr. Haas quotes from the Bible passage above: "What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Well, he [[ComicallyMissingthePoint profits by]] [[WorthIt the entire world]], [[SanitySlippage for starters]]."
20th Nov '16 2:12:34 AM Dark_Lord_
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* Roshuo from ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' is responsible for the near extinction of his species because he adopted a SocialDarwinist mentality in which he allowed the strong to rule over the weak. Sadly, the "strong" were a bunch of sadistic monsters, who unfortunately are the only other ones left living of his species. As a result, Roshuo is the only sane being left in a broken world forever regretting his mistakes.
18th Nov '16 11:21:17 AM erforce
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* The ending of the original ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' film has the main surviving humans wondering if using the Oxygen Destroyer was worth the HeroicSacrifice of [[spoiler:[[EyepatchOfPower Dr. Serizawa]]]] and worrying that another Godzilla may appear.

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* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''
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The ending of the original ''[[Film/{{Gojira}} Godzilla]]'' film ''Film/Godzilla1954'' has the main surviving humans wondering if using the Oxygen Destroyer was worth the HeroicSacrifice of [[spoiler:[[EyepatchOfPower Dr. Serizawa]]]] and worrying that another Godzilla may appear.
29th Oct '16 12:13:23 PM nombretomado
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* Macbeth in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' uses Revenge as the 'it': "Revenge is a dish best eaten cold. And I have waited nine hundred years for this meal." However, Goliath points out to him and his nemesis Demona that every time either of them has attempted to get revenge, it only made their lives worse. "What profit vengeance?" [[WordOfGod has been described by producer]] GregWeisman as one of his favorite themes.

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* Macbeth in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' uses Revenge as the 'it': "Revenge is a dish best eaten cold. And I have waited nine hundred years for this meal." However, Goliath points out to him and his nemesis Demona that every time either of them has attempted to get revenge, it only made their lives worse. "What profit vengeance?" [[WordOfGod has been described by producer]] GregWeisman Creator/GregWeisman as one of his favorite themes.
30th Sep '16 5:24:03 PM Gregzilla
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'', after you kill Jack of Blades, and have the opportunity to get the Sword of Aeons, your sister gives you a short speech, asking if striking her down would be worth it for the power. It's up to the player whether it is or isn't. [[spoiler:Canonically, you don't kill her. She's the same Theresa as the one in Fable 2]].
** Of course, with the expansion it isn't worth it at all unless you're already cartoonishly evil, as refusing to kill Theresa results in a short sidequest to gain an equally powerful sword.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'', after you kill Jack of Blades, and have the opportunity to get the Sword of Aeons, your sister gives you a short speech, asking if striking her down would be worth it for the power. It's up to the player whether it is or isn't. [[spoiler:Canonically, you don't kill her. She's the same Theresa as the one in Fable 2]].
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[[VideoGame/FableII various]] [[VideoGame/FableIII later]] [[VideoGame/FableTheJourney entries]].]] Of course, with the expansion it isn't worth it at all unless you're already cartoonishly evil, as refusing to kill Theresa results in a short sidequest to gain an equally powerful sword.
25th Jun '16 2:29:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* In an episode of ''TransformersAnimated'', an upgraded Prowl beats (clone) Starscream. Unfortunately there's a lot of collateral damage - including a torn down tree and broken bird eggs, earlier that day he made it a point to protect a similar nest on Dinobot Island. Seeing these, Prowl realizes what a total asshole he's being.

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* In an episode of ''TransformersAnimated'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', an upgraded Prowl beats (clone) Starscream. Unfortunately there's a lot of collateral damage - including a torn down tree and broken bird eggs, earlier that day he made it a point to protect a similar nest on Dinobot Island. Seeing these, Prowl realizes what a total asshole he's being.



* A Subversion in ''HotWheelsBattleForce5'' during the second season finale "Unite And Strike!" [[BigBad Krytus]] asks [[BigGood Sage]] if it was worth freezing the entire Red Sentient civilization just to stop his multiversal conquest. Sage's response is that Krytus was such a threat to not only the Blue Sentients but the entire multiverse that [[GodzillaThreshold she had no choice]] but to resort to her NuclearOption. Krytus responds that she was absolutely right, not that he cares.

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* A Subversion in ''HotWheelsBattleForce5'' ''WesternAnimation/HotWheelsBattleForce5'' during the second season finale "Unite And Strike!" [[BigBad Krytus]] asks [[BigGood Sage]] if it was worth freezing the entire Red Sentient civilization just to stop his multiversal conquest. Sage's response is that Krytus was such a threat to not only the Blue Sentients but the entire multiverse that [[GodzillaThreshold she had no choice]] but to resort to her NuclearOption. Krytus responds that she was absolutely right, not that he cares.
25th May '16 7:31:00 PM DevinMeenan
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-->'''Magneto''': All those years we wasted fighting each other, Charles... To have a precious few of them back...

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-->'''Magneto''': All those years we wasted fighting each other, Charles... To have a precious few of them back...
7th Apr '16 11:51:40 PM MoPete
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* Shepard (as in you, the player) from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' can throw this at Mordin, asking him accusingly if upgrading the genophage, a thousand-year-old bioweapon which reduced the fertility of the ProudWarriorRaceGuy, was really worth it. For the record, he says [[spoiler: yes. Probably.]]

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* Shepard (as in you, the player) from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' can throw this at Mordin, asking him accusingly if upgrading the genophage, a thousand-year-old bioweapon which reduced the fertility of the ProudWarriorRaceGuy, was really worth it. For the record, he says [[spoiler: yes. Probably.Though by the time of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', his answer has changed to an emphatic no.]]
18th Mar '16 10:27:08 PM Godzillawolf
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** ''The Cutie Remark Part 2'' has [[spoiler:Twilight]] perform a nonverbal version of this to [[spoiler:Starlight Glimmer to stop her MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight revenge plan: she grabs onto her after the latest change Starlight made and drags her back to the BadFuture the change created (which was the ''worst'' one seen so far) in hopes showing her the consequences of her revenge would convince her to stop. While it takes time to sink in fully, Starlight's expression then and her demeanor after her HeelRealization makes it clear that no, it wasn't worth it at all.]]

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** ''The Cutie Remark Part 2'' has [[spoiler:Twilight]] perform a nonverbal version of this to [[spoiler:Starlight Glimmer to stop her MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight revenge plan: she grabs onto her after the latest change Starlight made and drags her back to the BadFuture the change created (which was the ''worst'' one seen so far) in hopes showing her the consequences of her revenge would convince her to stop. While it takes time to sink in fully, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Starlight's expression then and her demeanor demeanor]] after her HeelRealization HeelFaceTurn makes it clear that no, it wasn't worth it at all.]]
18th Mar '16 10:23:56 PM Godzillawolf
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' villain Discord does this to ''[[spoiler: himself]]'' in the episode ''Keep Calm and Flutter On''. [[spoiler: As he taunts Fluttershy for believing in him, he asks if she really thought he'd give up his WorldOfChaos for her friendship. As soon as he says it, he realizes the answer is: yes, he is willing to give it up for her.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
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villain Discord does this to ''[[spoiler: himself]]'' in the episode ''Keep Calm and Flutter On''. [[spoiler: As he taunts Fluttershy for believing in him, he asks if she really thought he'd give up his WorldOfChaos for her friendship. As soon as he says it, he realizes the answer is: yes, he is willing to give it up for her.]]
** ''The Cutie Remark Part 2'' has [[spoiler:Twilight]] perform a nonverbal version of this to [[spoiler:Starlight Glimmer to stop her MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight revenge plan: she grabs onto her after the latest change Starlight made and drags her back to the BadFuture the change created (which was the ''worst'' one seen so far) in hopes showing her the consequences of her revenge would convince her to stop. While it takes time to sink in fully, Starlight's expression then and her demeanor after her HeelRealization makes it clear that no, it wasn't worth it at all.
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